MyMate: Gamified Collaborative Platform for the Promotion of Sustainable Care and Independent Assisted Living

Research has shown that technology services, particularly those services aiming to promote networks and a sense of community among elderly people, often tend to have the opposite effect and create “empty spaces” between people. Whilst younger generations have learned how to “fill in” these spaces, elderly people who are less comfortable with the pace of technological development and the change it brings about in their lives and the environment in which they live, often feel overwhelmed. Increased urbanisation and migration has meant that increasing numbers of elderly people are living alone. This demographic trend is giving rise to an increasing number of elderly who encounter serious difficulties in understanding how to structure deep, “credible” and satisfactory personal relationships through virtual technology platforms.

Building on experience thus far, project MyMATE aims at generating a novel elderly (primary) user-centred care paradigm involving the development and testing of an ICT-based solution in real life situations which will enable and support sustainable “care in the community” models for older adults. Given the complex challenges posed by current demographic trends, the development of ICT-solutions, whilst striving for improved cost effectiveness, must also strive to humanize, rather than dehumanize care provision. The MyMATE consortium is of the view that these challenges can be addressed effectively if a gamification approach, combined with a human touch, is applied to an ICT-based solution.

MyMate Video Presentation

MyMate perspective from elderlies receiving care

MyMate perspective from elderlies providing informal care

MyMate Prototype

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First Validation Results in Spain

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

After some weeks with MyMate prototype running in the elderly care centre “Les Boqueres” (Altea, Spain), […]

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The results of MyMate project will be exhibited at the AAL Forum in Bilbao

September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

The 2018 AAL Forum will take place this year in Bilbao on September 24th, 25th and 26th. […]

  • Dissemination Workshop

Workshop at Ana Aslan International Foundation

September 13th, 2018|0 Comments

On July 31, 2018, Ana Aslan International Foundation organized a workshop to present its latest projects underway. […]

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